- Canada dismisses Chevron appeal in Ecuador rainforest case Updated: Sep-04-15 1:58 pm
TORONTO - The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an attempt by oil giant Chevron to block Ecuadorian villagers from using an Ontario court to collect billions in damages over rainforest pollution.
- Rock threatening to crash down at base of Arizona dam Updated: Sep-04-15 1:32 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappelers to keep the slab in place.
- Canoeists complain about dirty water, weeds in Olympic venue Updated: Sep-04-15 1:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Canoeists at an Olympic test event complained Friday about the polluted water at the venue but were most outspoken about aquatic plants that tangled with their oars and rudders.
- Canoe team from Minnesota, Iowa reaches Arctic Ocean Updated: Sep-04-15 1:11 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - A team from Minnesota and Iowa has completed a 5,200-mile canoe journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean.
- Contours of UN climate pact starting to take shape Updated: Sep-04-15 12:58 pm
BONN, Germany - U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement.
- Erin Brockovich to tour Navajo Nation areas damaged by spill Updated: Sep-04-15 12:55 pm
WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - Environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be touring the Navajo Nation next week to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine.
- Alpha Natural Resources applies for Wyoming permit renewal Updated: Sep-04-15 12:40 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Alpha Natural Resources is seeking a permit renewal for its Eagle Butte Mine in Campbell County.
- Scientists exploring wreck of sunken U-boat off Rhode Island Updated: Sep-04-15 12:25 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Scientists are using submersibles to explore a German U-boat sunk 7 miles off the Rhode Island coast the day before Nazi Germany surrendered in World War II, and they're streaming the attempts online as they work to learn more about shipwrecks and how they affect the environment.
- Interior Dept. OKs plan to keep Colorado coal mine open Updated: Sep-04-15 12:13 pm
DENVER - The Interior Department has signed off on a plan to keep a northwestern Colorado coal mine open.
- Search continues for missing king cobra near Orlando Updated: Sep-04-15 12:12 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Wildlife officials and snake handlers are still searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra that escaped from its owner's Orlando area home.
- McCartney, Bon Jovi, Fergie join for climate change song Updated: Sep-04-15 12:11 pm
NEW YORK - Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie have joined forces to record a song about climate change.
- Michigan officials identify 2 new aquatic invasive species Updated: Sep-04-15 11:59 am
LANSING, Michigan - Officials say two new invasive species are now present in Michigan waters.
- Kansas Geological Survey says earthquake problem continues Updated: Sep-04-15 11:17 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A reduction in the number of earthquakes rattling southern Kansas should not make anyone complacent about studying the problem, according to the head of the Kansas Geological Survey.
- Autistic man drowns in lake east of San Francisco Updated: Sep-04-15 10:59 am
OAKLAND, California - Authorities say a 19-year-old autistic man from suburban San Francisco drowned in a recreational lake after falling into the water.
- Company donates more than 70 acres of marshland to state Updated: Sep-04-15 10:19 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - More than 70 acres of marshland have been donated to the state to be used for conservation and recreation.
- Hearing held in Lexington on proposed stream protection rule Updated: Sep-04-15 10:05 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Federal regulators have heard from a divided crowd who attended a public hearing in Lexington on a proposed stream protection rule.
- Diesel fuel spilled into stream on Hilton Head Island Updated: Sep-04-15 9:53 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina - Environmental officials are investigating a diesel fuel spill at a marina on Hilton Head Island.
- Grand Teton, Yellowstone workers trap bears to track numbers Updated: Sep-04-15 9:23 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - Officials at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are continuing to keep track of grizzly bear populations in the parks with routine trapping operations.
- Council approve plan to create fund with BP oil spill money Updated: Sep-04-15 8:38 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - Biloxi officials have approved a plan to create a perpetual fund with its $4.1 million settlement from the BP oil spill.
- Biologist: 920-pound gator largest killed on Lake Eufaula Updated: Sep-04-15 8:13 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A state wildlife biologist says the 920-pound alligator recently killed in Lake Eufaula was the largest ever killed on the lake and the second largest in the state.
- Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks Updated: Sep-04-15 8:10 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An invasive plant species previously thought to only have invaded Interior waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana.
- Lake Charles council approves resolution for dog park Updated: Sep-04-15 8:08 am
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - The Lake Charles City Council has approved the preliminary steps toward creating the first dog park on city-owned property.
- Group says focus should be on pheasant habitat Updated: Sep-04-15 7:44 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - With South Dakota's annual pheasant survey indicating an uptick in the number of birds hunters should encounter this season, a conservation group says the focus needs to be on habitat.
- 2 new Asian clam infestation sites found in Lake George Updated: Sep-04-15 7:41 am
LAKE GEORGE, New York - The fourth annual lake-wide survey for invasive Asian clams in Lake George has revealed two new infested sites.
- Officials plan to take state park in Vermont off the grid Updated: Sep-04-15 7:14 am
DORSET, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and Green Mountain Power are planning to take the Emerald Lake State Park in Dorset off the grid.